PASCO, Wash. -Hanford
may be experiencing layoffs, but that's not slowing down the Health and Safety
Organizers expect 70,000
people will pass through the turnstiles at TRAC, where 225 Hanford companies
have set up hands-on
exhibits, including distracted driving
demonstrations, and home safety advice.
"It started 19 years ago when
we were in the middle of a lay-off period like we are now and wanted our
employees to know safety and how to apply it," says Owen Berglund, who organizes
the expo and works at WRSP as a radiation specialist. "We started with 52
booths and 3,500 people and it's grown into this enormous show."
The expo is open until
7 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. It's free and open to everyone.